Dickson Mbi (UK)

Dickson Mbi (UK)

Hip-Hop Dance Artist

Dickson Mbi is an award-winning Hip-Hop dance artist, world renowned for Popping which plays an integral part of his work. Born in Cameroon, Mbi grew up in London, trained at Lewisham College and obtained an MA in choreography at London Contemporary Dance School. He founded the Dickson Mbi Company alongside producer Farooq Chaudhry in 2017, focusing on developing a unique form of expression, fuelled by the desire to unite and create through the human experience. Choreographic commissions for the company include Sadler’s Wells, The Barbican, The Lowry and Dance East. Mbi is also co-director of Fiya House; a collective of artists specialising in Popping who are passionate about the growth and elevation the next generation of UK dancers. Dickson received nominations for Best Achievement in Dance, UK Theatre Awards 2017, Outstanding Male Performer & Emerging Artist, National Dance Awards, Times Breakthrough Artist and South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2018 for his work with Russell Maliphant Company and Boy Blue Entertainment.
He choreographed the winning piece Unstrung for the BBC Young Dancer 2019. He was the associate choreographer for Riz Ahmed’s Manchester International Festival 2020 show The Long Good Bye and was recently awarded the Jerwood Arts Live Work Fund 2021.